It’s Monday morning and you’re running late. While leaving your house in a hurry, you accidentally put your car in reverse while your garage door is still opening. Before you know it, you have backed straight into the garage door. Now what are you supposed to do? 

If you’re in this situation. No need to stress. It’s a situation that is much more common than you would think. Once you have ensured that you and any passengers inside the vehicle are okay, follow these helpful steps for what to do when you have backed up into your garage door.


Assess and Take Note of Any Damages

After checking to make sure that everyone inside the vehicle is okay, the next step that you should take is observing your car and the garage door for any damages to determine what will need to be repaired. Make sure to safely check the rails, door, and garage opener for anything that may seem damaged or out of place. 

If you hit your garage door from inside, move your car forward to check for any dents in the door. If you hit the garage door from the outside, keep yourself safe by entering the garage through your home or side door to inspect for any damages. 


Check to See if the Garage Door is Manually Operable

If you hit your garage door with a car, make sure that you do not try to open the garage using the remote. Doing this can cause more damage to the garage door, as it might force the door to open while damaging the entire system. 

If you notice only surface dents in the garage door after assessing damages, you can check to see if the door is manually operable. To do this, disconnect the garage door opener and physically move the door. However, if you notice that your garage door is out of alignment, do not attempt to move it manually because it could fall. 


Call Your Local Garage Repair Company 

It is highly recommended to call your local garage door repair company to assess any damages and make any necessary repairs or replacements. Attempting to repair your garage door on your own can cause injury, as well as further damage to the garage door. Trust your local garage door company to inspect your garage door for any damage such as dents, track issues, and opener problems. 


Why Should I Hire a Garage Door Professional?

There are several reasons why you should hire a professional to help with any garage door issues, but the most important reason is safety. Research shows that every year over 1,600 injuries are reported to hospitals throughout the United States as a result of people trying to repair their garage doors themselves. Hiring professional garage door repairmen ensures that they have the experience to reduce accidents and insurance to cover them if an accident were to happen. 


At The Garage Door Guy Corp, our team of experienced professionals is here to provide you with friendly service and to help with all of your commercial garage door needs. We have locations all across Arkansas in Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, Hot Springs, Cabot, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Alexander, Malvern, and White Hall. Contact us at (501)412-2475 to schedule your appointment for your residential or commercial property today! 

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